Thursday, January 27, 2011

I Got A Book Deal!


My Shades of Hope Series just got picked up by White Rose Publishing


I am still in shock and very...VERY grateful to my awesome agent, Terry Burns at Hartline Literary who has been incredible.  


I just signed a contract this week for all three books...Thank you, Lord.  I am blessed beyond comprehension.


I'll keep you updated on release dates and what not. Just wanted to share my good news and thank you all for your critiques and encouragement. You guys are AMAZING!


Now...Go Write!
Photograph by kodomut.

30 comments:

Jeanette Levellie said...

What fun; I get to be the first to congratulate you!!!! I am doing the happy dance in my office chair here in Paris, IL. Glory to God and congratulations!!! May the Lord use your writing to bless many lives, Raquel.

Love,
Jen

Cindy R. Wilson said...

Yay! Such great news and you're right, a wonderful blessing. Congratulations!

Christine Danek said...

Congratulations! What wonderful news. Can't wait to hear the details.
Happy writing!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

How wonderful. Congratulations on a multi book deal.

Jen Daiker said...

Congratulations!!!!!!! This is amazing!!! I'm happy to be number 5wishing you much success!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Wonderful! Congratulations and wishing you a smooth sail onward.

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Rachel! Woohoooooooo! Congrats, girl! I'm SO happy for you!

♥.•*¨ Elizabeth ¨*•.♥

Raquel Byrnes said...

Thank you everyone! Oh, and Elizabeth...I LOVE your link! Awesome.

Francine Howarth said...

Hi,

Oh WOW! Congratulations.

You'd better start planning for future blog tours. ;)

best
F

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Raquel, that's awesome! Time to celebrate.

Raquel Byrnes said...

Oh, thats true, Francine! Do you know how to even get started on those?

Theresa Milstein said...

Congratulations! YaY! I wish you the best.

JEFritz said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to see the series when it comes out! And becomes a hit, of course.

Erin Kane Spock said...

*gives Raquel a stoic congratulatory nod*

Justin W. Parente said...

Wow, congrats. That's well deserved. Best wishes to your future career.

Justin

Bryan Russell (Ink) said...

Congrats! Man, that must be wonderful. But you deserve it! Celebrate! Hug some random strangers! Caper around on the roof! (don't fall - it spoils the mood)

Donna Hole said...

Yay; that's so exciting. You are awesome girl.

Congratulations.

........dhole

gideon 86 said...

That is the BEST! I am so happy for you Raquel!

Good luck and keep us posted on release dates....

What a way to start off the new year!

Michael

VR Barkowski said...

Just saw the announcement in Publishers Marketplace:

"Raquel Byrnes's SHADES OF HOPE series, including PURPLE KNOT, RUBY DAWN, and BAYOU BLUE, to Nicola Martinez at Harbourlight Books, in a nice deal, by Terry Burns at Hartline Literary Agency."

I was so excited I had to rush over.

Congratulations! Congratulations! Congratulations!

So cool, Raquel - I can't stop smiling for you!

Mara Nash said...

Congrats! That's awesome!

Raquel Byrnes said...

Wow ...really? I'm in there? O_O

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Isn't it great? You're in Publishers Marketplace!!! I am so very happy for you, Raquel. May all three books go to the bestseller lists! It gives us all hope that it can happen. I am so very happy it happened for you. Roland

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Oh, I just wanted to say that Gypsy is doing the Snoopy dance for you. (Just tell the other cats out there.)

Raquel Byrnes said...

Thank you to everyone for your well wishes and encouragement. You guys made my day! <3

Mason Canyon said...

Congratulations, that's wonderful. Definitely time to celebrate.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Elena Solodow said...

This is FANTASTIC! Congrats!

Arlee Bird said...

So absolutely cool! Congratulations.
And glad you've signed up for the A to Z Challenge in April.

Lee
Tossing It Out and the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2011

Vicki Rocho said...

I've been out of the loop lately, but I just read your blogfest entry and thought to myself, "She's going to get a deal." I scroll down and there was the announcement!

Congratulations! So happy for you.

Inspirational Romantic Suspense said...

Arlee- Can't wait for it.

Vicki - That is the sweetest thing...thanks! =)

Mysti said...

Wow, looks like you've hit success with this story--congratulations and I hope you sell a million!

This scene was intense and downright scary. I'm wondering where Tom is and I really hope he wasn't in that truck!